Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: Attorney-Client Privilege

Legal Loop: Attorney-client privilege waived when non-password protected files stored online

Lawyers have been using cloud computing for nearly a decade now. Nearly 30 different jurisdictions, including New York, have issued ethics opinions permitting lawyers to store confidential client data in the cloud as long as reasonable steps are taken to ...

Read More »

Committee on Professional Ethics – Ethics Opinion 1059

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Attorney-Client Privilege Government Granting Organizations Ethics Opinion 1059 Background: The inquiring attorneys are legal assistance organizations that receive government grants to represent unaccompanied children in immigration removal proceedings. The inquiring attorneys wish to know their ...

Read More »

Committee on Professional Ethics – Ethics Opinion 1053

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Attorney-Client Privilege Sign-Language Interpreters Ethics Opinion 1053 Background: The inquiring attorney works for an organization dedicated to assuring that persons with disabilities receive the rights afforded to them by law. In assisting deaf persons, the ...

Read More »

Fourth Department — Attorney-Client Privilege: Nicastro v. New York Central Mutual Fire Ins. Co.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Attorney-Client Privilege Attorney Work Product Nicastro v. New York Central Mutual Fire Ins. Co. CA 13-01136 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The defendant appealed from an order compelling the production of 200 pages of ...

Read More »

WDNY — Attorney-Client Privilege: Gill, et al. v. Bausch & Lomb Supplemental Retirement Plan I, et al.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Attorney-Client Privilege ERISA — Fiduciary Exception Gill, et al. v. Bausch & Lomb Supplemental Retirement Plan I, et al. 09-CV-6043CJS Judge Payson Background: The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants had unlawfully reduced their vested benefits in Bausch ...

Read More »

Prisoner Communications: United States v. Rodriguez

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Prisoner Communications Attorney-Client Privilege United States v. Rodriguez 10-2724-cr(L) Judges Miner, McLaughlin and Pooler Background: The defendant appealed from a conviction of two counts of conspiracy with intent to distribute cocaine and ...

Read More »

Discovery: Lunts v. Rochester City School District

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Discovery Attorney-Client Privilege Lunts v. Rochester City School District 07-CV-6272 Judge Feldman Background: On Sept. 28, 2010, this court issued an order that defense counsel, J. Richard Benitez submit to the court ...

Read More »